Greater versatility and productivity in a single cut-off machine

Discotom facts

  • OptiFeed – intelligent feed control
  • AxioWash* (Automatic cleaning)
  • ExciCut for very hard materials
  • MultiCut (Serial cutting – results in a number of slices.)
  • Method Database
  • Cut-off wheel database

Discotom-10 and Discotom-100 are versatile tabletop cut-off machines, designed to give you a cost-efficient opportunity to expand your cutting capabilities and streamline your cutting processes. Spacious, versatile, and easy to use, Discotom-100 and Discotom-10 deliver exceptional cutting flexibility, with more cutting options that let you clamp and cut all types of workpieces efficiently, with less effort and minimum deformation.

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Fast and accurate

Newest cutting technologies, such as intelligent speed adjustment, deliver fast and accurate cuts. Select the hardness of the material to be cut, and the machine automatically sets the correct speed.

Exceptional versatility

When the wheel is clogged by removed material, it is possible to choose between the automatic Direct Cutting mode which uses a constant feed speed or Impact Cutting . The ExciCut manual cutting mode is used to section harder and larger workpieces. The automatic X-table option allows the user to access MultiCut to cut slices of the same or varying thickness, or cut precisely in specified positions.


The multifunction knob makes setting cutting process parameters quick and easy. Automatic speed setting saves time and lets the user apply the same wheel for different materials to avoid time-consuming wheel changes. Fast changing between manual and automatic cutting is enabled by the motorized cutting arm locking system, and the icon-based color display gives a complete overview of all the information you need.

Cutting with Discotom



  • Discotom100 All in one


    Discotom-100/-10 are versatile automatic and manual cut-off machines, all in one.

  • Discotom10 Largest cutting table

    Largest cutting table in its class

    Measuring 620 x 270 mm, the Discotom cutting table is almost twice the size of competing machines. A large selection of clamping tools for the 10 mm T-slots make it easy to clamp workpieces of almost any shape or size.

    Largest cutting table in its class
  • Discotom100 Unmatched user-friendliness

    Unmatched user friendliness

    The icon-based user interface, the easy-to-operate multifunction knob and joystick, the automatic cleaning program AxioWash*, and the electric brake ensure easy operation and reduce the risk for user errors.

    Unmatched user friendliness
  • Discotom Latest cutting technologies

    Latest cutting technologies

    Discotom-100/-10 offers automatic and manual cutting capabilities. OptiFeed ensures the correct feed speed without compromising cut quality or wheel economy. Combine the manual cutting mode with ExciCut to allow faster cutting of even very hard materials.

    Latest cutting technologies
  • Discotom100 Automatic X-table

    Automatic X-table

    Use one of the four MultiCut functions of the optional automatic X-table to cut slices of the same or varying thicknesses, or cut your workpiece precisely in pre-defined positions.

    Automatic X-table
  • Discotom100 AxioWash


    Struers' patented* automatic chamber cleaning function that can be used every day to keep the machine in optimal working condition.* AxioWash is protected under EP Pat no. 1965947.

  • Discotom ExciCut


    Speeds up manual cutting of hard materials.

  • Discotom100 Method database

    Method Database

    Stores up to 20 cutting methods for quick and easy retrieval.

    Method Database
  • Discotom100 Cutoff wheel database

    Cut-off wheel database

    All Struers’ cutoff wheels are stored with recommended rotational speed and wheel thickness.

    Cut-off wheel database
  • Discotom100 Intelligent speed adjustment

    Intelligent speed adjustment

    Ensures the correct speed on Discotom-100 for a given cut-off wheel in combination with the hardness of the material. The same wheel can be used for different materials without sacrificing the quality of the cut.

    Intelligent speed adjustment
  • Discotom100 Line laser

    Line laser

    The optional line laser enables precise alignment of the workpiece without having to move the cut-off wheel.

    Line laser
  • Discotom Cutoff wheel size

    Cut-off wheel size

    300 mm. (Discotom-100) and 250 mm. (Discotom-10) diameters.

    Cut-off wheel size
  • Discotom Safety features

    Safety features

    Enhanced safety feature that if your sample isn't clamped correctly, the direction of the blade rotating ensures that the sample is directed to the cutting table. The safety chain catch (interlock and magnetic switch) prevents the cut-off wheel from starting while the hood is open and ensures the operator can't open the hood until the cut-off wheel stops spinning. The safety chain switch ensures that two handed operation need to be used for the X-Y table movement when the hood is open.

    Safety features


Model types

Discotom is available in two variations, see specifications for details.


Discotom-100 automatic cutoff machine with variable spindle speed


Discotom-100 with fixed table
Automatic cut-off machine with variable spindle speed and variable automatic feed. 4.0 kW motor. For 300 mm (12") cut-off wheels. Cutting table with 10 mm T-slots. Recirculation Cooling Unit and clamping tools are ordered separately. Optional table unit can be used.

Discotom-100 with automatic X-table

Automatic cut-off machine with automatic X-table, variable spindle speed, and variable automatic feed. 4.0 kW motor. For 300 mm (12") cut-off wheels. Cutting table with 10 mm T-slots. Recirculation cooling unit and clamping tools are ordered separately. Optional table unit can be used.


Disctotom-10 - automatic cutoff machine


Discotom-10 with fixed table
Automatic cut-off machine with fixed spindle speed (2,850 rpm) and variable automatic feed. 2.2 kW
motor. For 250 mm (10") cut-off wheels. Cutting table with 10 mm T-slots. Recirculation Cooling Unit
 and clamping tools are ordered separately. Optional table unit can be used.

Discotom-10 with automatic X-table
Automatic cut-off machine with automatic X-table, fixed spindle speed (2,850 rpm) and variable automatic
feed. 2.2 kW motor. For 250 mm (10") cut-off wheels. Cutting table with 10 mm T-slots. Recirculation
cooling unit and clamping tools are ordered separately. Optional table unit can be used.

Struers’ equipment is in conformity with the provisions of the applicable international directives and their appurtenant standards.
Struers’ products are subject to constant product development. Therefore, we reserve the right to introduce changes to our products without notice.

Technical Data

Discotom-100/-10 Technical Data Sheet

Struers Technical Data Sheets are designed to help you make the best choice of equipment for your particular purpose. You can find important information such as capacity and performance specifications, dimensions, weight, electrical data, noise levels, ambient conditions, and safety. In many cases you can also obtain an overview of accessories offering higher capacity and performance.

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Technical Data Sheet

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Ensuring certainty with Struers tailored support services

To optimize your processes, enhance your quality control performance and ensure equipment availability, we offer a wide range of services, training and support.

From preventive maintenance to training and process analysis, our Service Plans, Service Packages and Single Services are delivered by experienced technical service engineers and application specialists – and can be tailored to match your needs.

Correct preparation solutions

"True structures require proper and correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers application specialists are experts in optimizing preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.”

Birgitte Nielsen
Application Specialist, Struers ApS

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